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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #100 on: July 31, 2014, 11:15:42 AM »
Hi all!  I was thinking of scheduling a half-day hike sometime in August- would anyone be interested?

I was inspired by a coworker that's planning on hiking all 15 peaks in San Gorgonio wilderness. :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #101 on: July 31, 2014, 11:32:05 AM »
Heck ya! *raises hand* We can even do the 15 peaks. ;)

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« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2014, 11:33:58 AM »
Awesome! 

For fun, here's the 15 peaks plan:

Named Peaks in the San Gorgonio Wilderness

I.   Fish Creek Trailhead - 13 Miles 
1.   Grinnell Mountain, 10,284
2.   Lake Peak, 10,161
3.   Zanhiser Peak, 10,037

II.   Forsee Creek Trailhead to Angeles Oaks Trailhead - 19 Miles
1.   San Bernardino Peak, 10,649
2.   San Bernardino East Peak, 10,691
3.   Anderson Peak, 10,864

III.   South Fork Trailhead to Forsee Creek Trailhead - 19 Miles
1.   Alta Diablo Peak, 10,430
2.   Shields Peak, 10,701

IV.   South Fork Trailhead - 19 Miles
1.   Dobbs Peak, 10,459
2.   Charleston Peak, 10,806
3.   Little Charleston Peak, 10,676

V.   Fish Creek Trailhead to South Fork Trailhead - 21 Miles
1.   San Gorgonio Mountain, 11, 502
2.   Jepson Peak, 11,205

VI.   Vivian Creek Trailhead - 19 Miles (2 Day Trip)
1.   Bighorn Mountain, 10,997
2.   South Peak/The Dragonís Head, 10,866

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #103 on: August 04, 2014, 04:34:39 PM »
First post! Hi everyone, I just moved to La Mirada/Buena Park area from AZ and I would love to go to a future OC meetup. I'm currently limited to just my bicycle, so it should make things interesting but I'm up for it :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #104 on: August 04, 2014, 05:10:51 PM »
Hi John!  How are you enjoying CA so far?

I'm sure we'll be able to arrange a meetup that's bikable for you, or do a carpool :)

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« Reply #105 on: August 04, 2014, 05:18:58 PM »
It's been great here so far. It seems like there is so much to visit/experience. And coming from AZ, this weather is awesome. :)

That would be great!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #106 on: August 05, 2014, 10:47:55 AM »
Hi all!  I was thinking of Saturday, August 16th or 30th for a meetup hike.  Do either of those days work for everyone?  Suggestions for hiking locations are welcome!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #107 on: August 13, 2014, 02:59:42 PM »
Hiya,
I'll be free on the 16th if you're still game. That San Gorgonio list is pretty intimidating though!

I'd also be up for hiking / biking.
Could hit up the beach, go along some urban trails, or a simple picnic at the park

I need a break from all this office work. ugh. And my usual coworker hiking groupies are wimping out on me this weekend.

EDIT: I live in the Costa Mesa area, but I'm open for anything.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 03:58:56 PM by Shor »

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2014, 09:20:58 AM »
LOL... That San Gorgonio list IS insane. But my coworkers that are doing it are firefighters, marathoners, etc... I doubt I'd be able to do the peaks without a lot more training.

I'm up for meeting on the 16th! Maybe a hike and bring lunch?  I'm in Irvine, and flexible as to location. Back Bay, Silverado Canyon, Peters Canyon are standbys, but I'm always up for a new hiking location!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2014, 06:07:00 PM »
Watching thread... I need to figure out where I can throw DD for a while on Sat. (her hike? ya, right. kicking and screaming). ;) Hiking and bring lunch sounds great!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #110 on: August 16, 2014, 10:23:17 AM »
Very cool, I never knew about Peter's Canyon.
Here's my plan for the day, feel free to show up at any leg of the journey:

Start at Citrus Ranch Park
Hike 2 miles up through Cedar Grove Park.
do a circuit through Peter Canyon's Trail circling up around the north reservoir and then back south the east side of the park.
If I feel adventurous, tack on another quick detour up to Irvine Regional Park
Meander my way back to the start. Stop for lunch somewhere along the way.

Start Time: 11:00
I'll start checking in here as I get to various checkpoints. Whole thing should take half the day.
I hope to see some of you along the way.


EDIT: Cancel that, it's not a meetup if I dictate last minute. I'll save this for another day
Would anyone like to meet up near(er) to the area?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 11:16:16 AM by Shor »

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #111 on: August 16, 2014, 10:34:11 AM »
Ah, Shor. Would need more notice than that. ha. Enjoy!

I think I'll be walking my city "running" errands today (is it going to be 90+ today again?)
But I need nature, dirt beneath my feet soon. I'm jonesing for it.
Keep me posted.

@sunnyCA I'm up for the 30th... Name place & time (hopefully start early to avoid high temps)
And up for doing a peak, too. Which one first?! :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2014, 10:57:30 AM »
Sorry, too spontaneous on short notice. I didn't plan to not have a plan so late in the day..

Would anyone like to meet up at Back Bay or somewhere nice and close by?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 11:17:58 AM by Shor »

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« Reply #113 on: August 16, 2014, 11:25:51 AM »
Actually, Peter's Canyon sounds perfect.  Citrus Ranch is, literally, a 2-minute walk from my house.  If we could meet at Citrus Ranch at 11-11:30, that'd work.

Let me know!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #114 on: August 16, 2014, 11:40:49 AM »
Actually, Peter's Canyon sounds perfect.  Citrus Ranch is, literally, a 2-minute walk from my house.  If we could meet at Citrus Ranch at 11-11:30, that'd work.

Let me know!
I'll let you know when I get to Citrus Ranch.

I'm here and totally not late..
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 12:53:49 PM by Shor »

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« Reply #115 on: August 16, 2014, 10:13:07 PM »
The meetup was fun.  An 8-mile hike in 90+ weather was challenging, but the company was good.  Unfortunately, the dog wasn't too crazy about the heat so she kept balking. Sorry about that, Shor! :/

Chippewa, I'm still up for the 30th.  I was thinking of John's Meadow in San Gorgonio, but you need an adventure pass and advance reservations (I have an Adventure Pass we can use).  Or if there's another hike you're interested in, let me know!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #116 on: August 16, 2014, 11:59:27 PM »
Nice mileage! Sounded like a great time.

30th, yes! Please make reservations. I have an adventure pass, but need to see if its expired yet. However, I am sure best would be to meet close there and then carpool in, yes? I've never been to John's Meadow. Looking forward.

I'm also doing a hike with a girlfriend the weekend before. I always head out to Big Bear or Baldy, so I am not familiar with OC trails. Anyone have recommendations for a great hike in the OC area?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #117 on: September 08, 2014, 04:34:10 PM »
Anyone interested in a September picnic?  I'm in Irvine.  We could keep it simple and do the same thing as last time so others, like myself, who missed out get a second chance?  Open either way!

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« Reply #118 on: September 08, 2014, 05:48:11 PM »

Yea that sounds good, traffic would be light on a Saturday, I hopefully would be able to make it out.
The oregonians are having one every month! we gotta outdo them.
Sadly my only day off this month is 9/20.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #119 on: September 09, 2014, 09:11:58 AM »
Sat 9/20 works for me!  Anyone else?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #120 on: September 09, 2014, 09:34:14 AM »
Bummer!  I'm leaving on the 19th for vacation. :(

Have fun guys!

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« Reply #121 on: September 09, 2014, 05:39:38 PM »
I'd be up for a 9/20 meetup. I live in Costa Mesa and plan to bike to Irvine, so hopefully somewhere near a bike path.

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« Reply #122 on: September 12, 2014, 04:20:00 PM »
Sunnyca - we can always do 9/27?  Anyone have a preference?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #123 on: September 12, 2014, 04:25:39 PM »
I won't be back until 10/3, unfortunately. But I'll be sure to attend an October meetup! :-)

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« Reply #124 on: September 23, 2014, 08:48:55 PM »
Did I miss the meetup???

I'm from LA but I am new here and I'm not sure how active the LA mustachians are. I'm 26 and just got hired for my first job after grad school... ready to start getting rich!!!

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« Reply #125 on: September 30, 2014, 02:40:01 PM »
I'd be down for another meetup sometime.  Haven't been to one in a while.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #126 on: September 30, 2014, 04:10:21 PM »
Im good for one in Oct too.

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« Reply #127 on: September 30, 2014, 04:14:10 PM »
Me too!  What day works best for everyone? Hike or picnic?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #128 on: September 30, 2014, 04:33:01 PM »
Open schedule for me in Oct. We could always do both. ;)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #129 on: September 30, 2014, 08:37:12 PM »
October's open for me too.  How about 10/11 or 10/18?

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« Reply #130 on: September 30, 2014, 08:42:07 PM »
I can make 10/18.

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« Reply #131 on: September 30, 2014, 10:17:08 PM »
Congrats @newmoney

SunnyCa: 10/18 is good for me!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #132 on: October 01, 2014, 02:10:08 PM »
Afternoon of 10/18?

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« Reply #133 on: October 01, 2014, 02:23:54 PM »
I'm flexible on the 18th, so either morning or afternoon is fine. I think it'll depend on everyone's schedule and what we end up doing. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #134 on: October 03, 2014, 03:24:25 PM »
I'll be free on the 18th as well. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #135 on: October 04, 2014, 09:24:15 AM »
I should be available then but i can't do a hike. If there's a picnic I'd like to be included.

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« Reply #136 on: October 04, 2014, 10:56:47 AM »
I should be available then but i can't do a hike. If there's a picnic I'd like to be included.

Of course!  We could even maybe do a simple potluck. 

Everyone, any suggestions as to location?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #137 on: October 04, 2014, 11:33:59 AM »
Ok, here's an odd suggestion. I will have posession of my new 580 sq ft place in Seal Beach Leisure World by then and we could have a picnic/potluck there and you could all help me decide how to furnish it.

And some of you might want to look around LW. It's quite a place.

One problem... no outside dogs allowed in LW.

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« Reply #138 on: October 04, 2014, 12:06:44 PM »
Ok, here's an odd suggestion. I will have posession of my new 580 sq ft place in Seal Beach Leisure World by then and we could have a picnic/potluck there and you could all help me decide how to furnish it.

And some of you might want to look around LW. It's quite a place.

One problem... no outside dogs allowed in LW.

Sounds great to me!  Thank you for offering to host! 

Maybe to make the potluck easier, how about something themed- like a taco salad or sandwich/salad potluck? 

Re: dogs... thanks for the caveat.  Zoe will be happy staying at home with a stuffed Kong. :)

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« Reply #139 on: October 08, 2014, 12:49:54 AM »
Ok, here's an odd suggestion. I will have posession of my new 580 sq ft place in Seal Beach Leisure World by then and we could have a picnic/potluck there and you could all help me decide how to furnish it.

And some of you might want to look around LW. It's quite a place.

One problem... no outside dogs allowed in LW.

Sounds great to me!  Thank you for offering to host! 

Maybe to make the potluck easier, how about something themed- like a taco salad or sandwich/salad potluck? 

Re: dogs... thanks for the caveat.  Zoe will be happy staying at home with a stuffed Kong. :)
Won't be in town so can't make it but wanted to give you a heads up that my Mom lived in Leisure World too (cool place!) and it might not be the best place for a meet up because of the gate/guarded entrance and the lack of guest parking - especially on weekends as they always seemed to be taken. Just something to consider when making your plans. But there is parking outside near the shops. Have Fun!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #140 on: October 08, 2014, 03:03:53 AM »
Ok, here's an odd suggestion. I will have posession of my new 580 sq ft place in Seal Beach Leisure World by then and we could have a picnic/potluck there and you could all help me decide how to furnish it.

And some of you might want to look around LW. It's quite a place.

One problem... no outside dogs allowed in LW.

Sounds great to me!  Thank you for offering to host! 

Maybe to make the potluck easier, how about something themed- like a taco salad or sandwich/salad potluck? 

Re: dogs... thanks for the caveat.  Zoe will be happy staying at home with a stuffed Kong. :)
Won't be in town so can't make it but wanted to give you a heads up that my Mom lived in Leisure World too (cool place!) and it might not be the best place for a meet up because of the gate/guarded entrance and the lack of guest parking - especially on weekends as they always seemed to be taken. Just something to consider when making your plans. But there is parking outside near the shops. Have Fun!
The guards at the gate are no problem. I just have to tell them in advance who's coming. And there's lots of parking available in my area.

I got my keys yesterday, and spent the afternoon slopping deodorizer all over everything (former owner had a dog, got senile and forgot to walk the dog). I've met most of the neighbors and they all seem ok.

I'm really looking forward to some good suggestions about how to furnish the place. With a place that small it's gonna be a bit of a challenge.

I can supply dishes and drinks and you can bring something to share. I'll probably even have enough chairs to go around.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #141 on: October 08, 2014, 12:34:26 PM »
Hey Stachies! I have to back out of the 18th. Dr. called me in for a follow-up appt. w/radiology. hopefully all is well, but family coming down from No. CA.  to hold my hand. Have a superb time!

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« Reply #142 on: October 09, 2014, 12:34:39 AM »
Hey Stachies! I have to back out of the 18th. Dr. called me in for a follow-up appt. w/radiology. hopefully all is well, but family coming down from No. CA.  to hold my hand. Have a superb time!

So bummed you won't be there.

Good luck on your recheck/X-rays, hopefully all will be well. 

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« Reply #143 on: October 09, 2014, 08:26:59 AM »
Hey Stachies! I have to back out of the 18th. Dr. called me in for a follow-up appt. w/radiology. hopefully all is well, but family coming down from No. CA.  to hold my hand. Have a superb time!
Sorry to hear that. I was looking forward to meeting you in person. I've been following your blog and I feel like I know you. Hope things go well.

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« Reply #144 on: October 09, 2014, 09:20:29 AM »
@sunnyca I am bummed I won't be there. Was definitely looking forward. And thank you. I am sure all will be fine. but a recheck to a hypochondriac is not a good mix. lol.

@oldladystache I am so happy to hear you read it! We will definitely meet up in the near future. I am sorry that I could not make it either. I really was looking forward to the meetup too. Just means I will see your place decorated next time. ;) And I am sure all will be well. But with recent medical events in my family this year - just makes me worried.

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« Reply #145 on: October 09, 2014, 05:25:29 PM »
Hey Stachies! I have to back out of the 18th. Dr. called me in for a follow-up appt. w/radiology. hopefully all is well, but family coming down from No. CA.  to hold my hand. Have a superb time!
Hi Chippawa - Hoping everything turns out OK. Thinking of you and wishing you the best of luck!

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« Reply #146 on: October 09, 2014, 10:39:19 PM »
Hey Stachies! I have to back out of the 18th. Dr. called me in for a follow-up appt. w/radiology. hopefully all is well, but family coming down from No. CA.  to hold my hand. Have a superb time!
Hi Chippawa - Hoping everything turns out OK. Thinking of you and wishing you the best of luck!

Thank you, Spartana! I'm sure all will be good. *crosses fingers*

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« Reply #147 on: October 10, 2014, 05:01:41 PM »
Congrats on the new place!   Does every LW place come with an organ still?!    I'd play on that thing all day till it drove my grandma nuts.  ;).  Haha

I'll be at the Zac Brown concert on the 18th (who ever that is) but hopefully can show up on another date

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #148 on: October 12, 2014, 12:10:19 PM »
Hi all!  Just checking in to see if the meetup on the 18th is still on, and if so, are we still doing a potluck-type event?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #149 on: October 12, 2014, 05:03:04 PM »
As far as I'm concerned it's still on, at my place. Yes, potluck.

How many should I expect?

Edit: And what time works for you? Any time is good for me.
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